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Kansas City Chiefs rookies have made their way to Arrowhead Stadium for rookie minicamp, which is set to begin tomorrow.
With players finally in the building, that means a few things will begin happening for the Chiefs’ newest players. Rookie contracts will be signed, they’ll take physical examinations, be fitted for gear and jersey numbers will officially be assigned. The team will likely begin to reveal rookie jersey numbers tomorrow, but one player has already informed fans of his jersey number.
Fifth-round draft pick, former Clemson WR Cornell Powell, actually shared his number last Thursday. He debuted some new gear that all feature the No. 14. He has also since changed his social media handles to feature the No. 14.
Arriving at the Chiefs’ facilities this week, Powell got the first glimpse at his locker and recorded it for his Instagram story. That video revealed the nameplate with his jersey number on his locker, No. 14.
via cornellpowell14 on Instagram
Powell wore the No. 17 jersey at Clemson for five very accomplished seasons, becoming a five-time ACC title winner and a two-time national champion with the Tigers. Mecole Hardman currently wears the No. 17 jersey in Kansas City, but the No. 14 jersey was recently vacated by former Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. At the Senior Bowl, Powell first wore the No. 14 jersey, so it’s rather fitting that he’d carry that on with the Chiefs.
Powell’s high school jersey, No. 3, wasn’t an option in Kansas City. The new rules would allow him to wear it, but that’s the only single-digit number that is retired, belonging to Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud.